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HNWR009

FILES

HNWR009.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

HNWR009

Description

On July 2, 1889, a night storm swelled Wolf Creek near Thaxton, Virginia, which rose out of its banks just as passenger train No. 2 was crossing. The situation became N&W's first major disaster. There was only one survivor, trainmaster James Cassell, who was swept along by the current but managed to cling to a tree until rescued.

Creator

unknown

Source

Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris

Date

2 July 1889

Contributor

Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital tiff

Type

Still Image

Identifier

HNWR009

Citation

unknown, “HNWR009,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed October 31, 2020, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/HNWR009.